Ask Dr. Gel – August 2016
What is “Gelcoat Mil Thickness” on a boat?
Why is it important?
Gelcoat is a material used to provide a high-quality durable finish on the surface of a boat.The most common gelcoats are made with polyester resin. Gelcoats are modified resins which are applied to molds in its liquid state. The manufactured component, when sufficiently cured and removed from the mold, resulting in the gelcoated surface. This is pigmented to provide a colored, glossy surface which improves the aesthetic appearance of the boat.
Gelcoats are designed to protect the boat, make it attractive, be durable, and provide resistance to ultraviolet degradation and hydrolysis. A much better
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